Wednesday, January 9, 2013

January Prayer Letter

January 2013

Dear Praying Friends,

By the time you receive this letter, many New Year’s resolutions will have gone the way of 2012.  Good intentions once again bite the dust.  We all want to be better husbands, or better wives, or better parents.  We resolve to lose weight, save money, to pay off debts, be kinder, or to work harder.  Yet we seem to fail over and over again.  Why? Because we cannot trust our flesh to do what is right. 

Instead of trusting in ourselves to make the necessary changes, let us instead seek God and allow Him to change us!  The Lord knows what we need to stop and what we need to start.  He knows all the areas we need to change and He knows how to change them.  He knows how to make us better spouses, better parents and better church members.  He knows how to help us save money, pay off debts and be kinder to those around us.  The Creator knows how to help us lose weight and be healthy.  Yet, it seems He is the last one we turn to. 

So, instead of reading yet another self help article or jumping onto the bandwagon of the latest fad, let us seek God in 2013.  Let us surrender to Him and to His leading.  Let us allow Him to change us into the image of His dear Son!  God can change us when we cannot change ourselves.  God can create in us a clean heart and a right spirit.  Let us seek the Lord God Almighty and allow Him to do what we could never do in 2013!

“And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.”  Jeremiah 29:13

Seeking Him,

Mark Hale